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Police Officer Jerry Keith Stowe

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, September 20, 2000

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Reflections for Police Officer Jerry Keith Stowe

It seems like yesterday we were all running around as great friends. Chuck and I think of you often and treasured the times we shared together. We will never forget the Del Rio trip! Many memories were made. I know you are protecting all of us from above. Rest in peace our friend....we miss you!

Chuck & Susie Albert

August 18, 2017

To all of the friends and families that have givin my mother and I support over the last 15yrs. I thank you!! My father was an amazing man and served the people of Houston with pride. As bad as this might sound I am very thankful that he was apart of the call that night, because if he wasn't it would have eaten him alive not to be there. I try instill in my Soldiers the same Leadership that he instilled in me throughout my life. R.I.P Dad, we love you!!

Seargent First Class Cody K. Stowe
U.S Army / Son of A Fallen Hero

April 22, 2015

I had the pleasure of attending High School with this incredible person. He and his brother Jimmy were natural born leaders...always looking out for everyone around them. They were fearless so it doesn't surprise me at all that they both became Houston Police Officers.....our city needs one million more just like them......RIP my old friend.

Rikki Popkin
High School friend

January 17, 2014

Heroes live forever, Officer Stowe, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

September 20, 2013

Rest in peace, Officer Stowe, Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

September 20, 2012

Rest in peace, Officer Stowe. You're not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

September 20, 2011

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

February 14, 2010

To the family and friends of Officer Jerry Stowe and his fellow officers in the Houston Police Department:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to pay honor to Jerry's memory on the eighth anniversary of the day he so tragically lost his life, and for the years of suffering he endured after being viciously assaulted. His heroism, valor and bravery will be forever remembered.

May you be continue to be comforted by the support and caring of your law enforcement family, and other police survivors. We grieve for you and with you. Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot in April of 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, so we know the anquish you are still experiencing.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of service Jerry gave to his community and the citizens of Texas, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 20, 2000.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD eow 4/24/05


September 21, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 13, 2008



February 10, 2007

May G-d Bless you and your loved ones.

September 20, 2006

You have not been forgotten and are a true hero. My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 6th anniversary of your end of watch. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Gold Star Father

September 20, 2006

Today marks the 5th anniversary of your death and I know the pain still remains for your family and friends. May GOD continue to bless them all. Thank you for your service and dedication to the great state of Texas.

Shirley Roberts- Louisiana
Aunt of Fallen Hero John Logan EOW-3-14-04

September 20, 2005

Officer Stowe, even after 5 years I'm sure the pain of your family members still runs deep. You suffered for so long before you joined the other brave officers killed in the line of duty. I'm sure you were rewarded with a special place for your suffering. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten. Keep watch on your family and those officers still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon

September 19, 2005

Thank you for your tenacity, Officer Stowe. I salute you as well as your family who endured so much pain for those many, many years. May God Bless each and every one of you.

Retired SGT Mark Hanna
Fayetteville, AR PD

February 28, 2005

I'm sorry to have heard that your injuries took your life after so many years. You put up the good fight with dignity and valor. God bless you and your family.

St. Louis City Police

January 19, 2005

Bless you Officer Stowe

December 25, 2004

Thank you for your sacrifice, for a state and city that I love, and as a son of a father who is an HPD Officer I THANK YOU

Senior Airman Tony P Elliott
Air Force Military Police Officer

November 21, 2004

Thank you for your service. As a wife of a Deputy I have a lot of admiration for law enforcement officers. You are appreciated by many.

A Marion, Ohio citizen

November 10, 2004

God speed brother. We'll carry on the task at hand. You watch over us now.

We are so glad that your pain and suffering has ended and you have released the surly bonds of earth. Put out your hand now and touch the face of God. You are in our prayers. Thank you for your love and protection of your fellow man.

Grandma & Grandpa Hinkle
Parents of a Deputy Sheriff

October 31, 2004

Rest in peace and thank you for the sacrifices you made every day. You are not forgotten.


October 28, 2004

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for all you did.

concerned citizen

October 25, 2004

You suffered and ultimately gave your life in the line of duty. You are a true hero and will not be forgotten.

A citizen

October 24, 2004

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Jerry. I did not have the pleasure of knowing Jerry, but he was and still is my brother in blue. God speed Jerry, you will never be forgotten.

Deputy K.Mansell
Washtenaw County Sheriff's Dept. Michigan

October 23, 2004

To the family of Officer Stowe, I see his name on the wall at Central Station every morning and thank him and all the other officers who paid the ultimate price. God bless you.....

Sgt. Paul George
Houston Police Department

October 22, 2004

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